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Physical exam

I recently had a physical for my new job and was asked to remove my clothing then as the doctor examined my private area he told me to turn my head and cough. I passed the physical.

My question is what was he checking for?


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438205 tn?1240959349
The physician was checking for a hernia. By coughing you were increasing the pressure within your abdomen making any weakness of the abdominal wall more apparent.Turning your head was so that you did not cough on the doc.
S.A.Liroff, M.D.
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647273 tn?1292091141
He is checking if you might have a hernia.
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